Catedral de Granada

Catedral de Granada

Catedral de Granada
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada19,934 contributions
An "exterior beauty" but with a fairly bare interior
Jan 2020
Being featured on one of the money bills of the country is "quite deservedly so" I would say for this cathedral with really a "vibrant & inviting" appearance from its facades to the dome above (to enter by going around to the left from the front though). But yes as awesome as the exterior is, the interior is one which didn't take me long where after looking up at the ceiling for some "big colorful" art scenes painted on it (about 6 in total with 2 above each of the 3 aisles) is just a relatively bare interior overall where apart from the main altar at the far end are just a pretty few number of shrines or secondary altars and which are not along the two length-sides but just kind of scattered around the Cathedral (although not my unique experience, among many cathedrals visited in South & Central Americas, of being in a "relatively empty" cathedral with actually a similar one that I visited just 2 days later which was the main cathedral of Leon with also a pretty bare interior despite its huge size).

Located on the east side of the town's "main plaza" Parque Central (with really a "lively atmosphere" for the row of horse carriages along the west side & the row of souvenir vendors in tents along the north side), in a close proximity to this cathedral (just about a 5-minute walk straight west until arriving at that cathedral on a street corner) is Iglesia de la Merced which despite with a smaller size than this cathedral has "more to see" inside & where be sure to go up its tower for some great views (of the big volcano Volcan Mombacho "clearly visible" to the south & of a "wide expanse" of Lake Nicaragua to the east with also the view of this cathedral at "about halfway"). And also from this cathedral for about a 15-minute walk east (in the "opposite direction" from that to La Merced) is some nice rectangular-shaped park along the "lake front" of Lake Nicaragua where apart from its pretty great view are also a big '(heart) Granada' sign (likely for a person to stand beside for a "full sign"!) & a statue of Cordoba the conquistador who founded this country.

If coming from Managua, there's a "collectivo minivan" from the UCA station or such (just a collection of bus shelters on a roadside for a number of local destinations also including Leon) for just a "pretty reasonable" fare for about a 1.5-hour ride which actually arrives right at Parque Central (on a far corner from this cathedral for just a short walk across the Plaza).
Written October 24, 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,762 contributions
Michaelangelo, eat your heart out!
Mar 2020 • Couples
The murals that adorn the ceiling and walls of this church are absolutely phenomenal! Each panel depicts a different scene from the Bible, including the creation story and Noah's arc. This is still a work in progress, and it was cool to see some work in progress.
For 60c you can enter the bell tower, which has nice views of the area and some great vantage points for photos.
The exterior of the church is also very pretty and it is painted a distinctive shade of yellow, which is repeated in other buildings in the city.
Written March 28, 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
Unexpected admiration
Mar 2020
The facade of the cathedral is quite ordinary. Yes, I did not expect more from the Nicaraguan resort town. But inside the cathedral makes an impression ... you should go here.
Written March 13, 2020
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suz
479 contributions
Lovely
Mar 2020 • Friends
Wonderful to find such a lovely cathedral in Granada, Central America. Paintings, altar, carvings all exuded the beauty of this religious church.
Written March 13, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Free Entry
Mar 2020 • Family
Beautiful Church located right in the heart of the city in Central Park. Free to entry and well worth checking out. Some photos on Trip Advisor are wrong and obviously of the Cathedral in Granada Spain
Written March 11, 2020
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Gizmobristoltriangle
Frome, UK88 contributions
Lovely peaceful place
Jan 2020 • Couples
Light,airy and cool interior. Felt very peaceful inside and we enjoyed just sitting and contemplating for half an hour.
Written January 28, 2020
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Szabin
London, UK318 contributions
Nice
Jan 2020
The symbol of Central America.
It’s located in the center where the main park is.
It’s in great condition, nice colours.
Written January 21, 2020
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Walter Gaczewski
Granada, Nicaragua13 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2020 • Couples
Must see when in Granada, Nicaragua. Beautiful Central Park in front of Cathedral, offer horse & Carriage rides. Plenty of vendors including food.
Written January 19, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,843 contributions
Most Colorful Cathedral in Granada
Dec 2019
In the center of Granada is the Cathedral of Granada located in the main plaza. It is a very colorful yellow color and even when we were at the Islet of Granada, we can see this big Cathedral from far away.

Make sure you stop by for a quick visit.
Written December 18, 2019
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_n1cki1216
Mississauga, Canada60 contributions
Beautiful Church
Sep 2019 • Family
This church is so beautiful from the inside and the outside. Its at the beginning of the calzada right across from the centre park.
Written September 28, 2019
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